Darling-Hammond honored

From left: Joseph Renzulli, Sarita Brown, Harold McGraw Jr., Linda Darling-Hammond and Harold McGraw III.

School of Education Professor LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND recently was one of three people to receive the 2009 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. The annual prize, given for the past 22 years, recognizes outstanding individuals whose dedication to learning is having a significant impact in America. Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, also is co-director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).  She was honored for her work in teacher education. Also receiving the prize were Sarita Brown, president of Excelencia in Education, for accelerating educational success among Latinos, and Joseph Renzulli, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, for his work in gifted and talented enrichment. Visit SCOPE’s website to read more about the award.

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